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Baked Feta Pasta

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Inspired by the recipe that's so popular it created a feta shortage in Finland! Baked Feta Pasta with Burst Cherry Tomatoes is a simple yet an incredibly delicious meatless pasta dish. In it, Cherry tomatoes and a block of feta cheese are baked and mixed with fresh garlic, hot cooked pasta and fresh basil for a luxurious cream dish. This is a pasta dish anyone can make as it’s pretty much effortless and foolproof.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine American-Italian
Keyword cherry tomatoes, dinner, easy recipe, feta, meatless, pasta, TikTok
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 375
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper freshly ground, to taste
  • 1-2 pinches red pepper flakes
  • 1 (8 ounce) block feta cheese
  • 8 ounces short pasta like farfalle or rotini
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons basil chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated, for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • In an oven safe baking dish, add tomatoes, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, the onion powder, chili flakes and a pinch of kosher salt and some freshly ground black pepper. Toss well to combine.
  • Place the block of feta in the middle of the dish, surrounded by the tomatoes. Drizzle the feta with a little more olive oil and season with a small pinch of kosher salt and more black pepper.
  • Bake on the middle rack for 35 minutes or until the tomatoes have burst and the feta is browned aroudn the edges.
  • Meanwhile bring a medium pot of water to a boil. When there is 10 to 12 mintues left on your timer, add in the sea salt and pasta. Follow the package directions, cooking your pasta to al dente.
  • Once baked, use oven mitts to transfer the baking dish from the oven and to a trivet. Immediately add in the minced garlic. Stir, smashing the tomatoes and mixing everything in with the feta.
  • Next add the drained cooked pasta and chopped fresh basil. Stir until combined.
  • Serve with grated parmesan cheese and crusty bread.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 663mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1267IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 3mg